Changes to Twitter that will see individuals and businesses able to create longer tweets will come into effect on 19 September, the company has confirmed.
For many, the 140 character limit is a struggle – particularly when talking to more than one person at a time. But Twitter didn’t want to specifically extend the limit, maintaining its unique standing compared to other social media platforms.
Instead, Twitter is preventing certain things from counting to your character limit. So, videos, photos, polls, quoted tweets and Twitter handles (when they’re at the start of the tweet) will no longer take away from the 140 limit.